Marriner, 6 days new | Wilmington Newborn Photographer

Oh, Marriner ❤️ This pretty girl slept almost her entire session and was (literally) a dream to work with! Her mama requested blush, sage, and gray and I jumped at the chance to use some green on a girl. A few weeks after I met sweet Marriner, I had the opportunity to photograph her extended family on the beach, which was so much fun (that session will be blogged soon!).

Here are some of my faves from my time with this beautiful little lady:

baby girl sleeps in basket on green backdrop during Wilmington nc newborn session
newborn girl posed on green fabric with pearl and floral accents
newborn girl wrapped in pink during Wilmington photography session
baby girl sleeps on pink fabric wearing cream romper during Wilmington newborn session

Dalton, 10 days new | Wilmington Newborn Photographer

When I met this little guy, I immediately knew that he was incredibly special to so many people. Dalton was born just shy of two years after his daddy passed away from brain cancer. His parents were already undergoing fertility treatments when the diagnosis came and his mama decided to continue to try to make their dreams of becoming parents a reality. He’s also a rainbow baby (a baby born after miscarriage), so his family went through a lot of heartbreak before he arrived.

I was also fortunate enough to meet several of his grandparents and you could just feel the love and hope that this new life is bringing into the lives of so many others. Dalton’s mama is such a sweetheart and I can’t imagine all that she’s been through during the last few years. I just know that I feel completely honored to have been able to capture this little miracle at just over one week old. We used lots of blue during his session and I do believe blue may be his color, but really, I think this cutie would be adorable in anything (just look at those cheeks!).

If you scroll through these images, you’ll find one of Dalton smiling with his daddy’s watch ❤

baby boy on blue fur wrapped during Wilmington newborn session
Wilmington newborn photographer captures baby boy sleeping wrapped in blue
newborn photography session featuring baby boy wrapped in tan with sleepy hat
Wilmington newborn photographer captures baby boy in teal bucket
baby boy sleeps on blue blanket during Wilmington nc newborn photography session
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mom holds newborn baby boy in sea animal themed nursery in Wilmington nc

Harper, 6 weeks new | Wilmington NC Newborn Photographer

Miss Harper was such a beautiful, sweet girl for her newborn portraits! Typically, we like to schedule newborn sessions during the first two weeks of life, when babies are still very sleepy and can be safely posed in those adorable, curly positions. However, some parents become caught up in the busy first days of snuggling, feeding and changing. Harper’s mom contacted me, a bit worried that she was about a month outside of the typical age guidelines, but her baby girl was absolutely amazing!

We did mostly wrapped poses to keep Harper nice and snuggled, stopping for quick snack breaks. We were also able to get a shot in a very special blue dress that has been handed down for many generations in her mama’s family. And although Harper is her parents first human baby, she does have two fur siblings, who cooperated for a family photo!

newborn girl sleeps on teal blanket during Wilmington nc newborn session
baby girl sleeps on teal and white blanket wearing floral headband
newborn girl sleeps in a bucket surrounded by neutrals and pink
baby girl wrapped in white on purple fur captured by Wilmington newborn photographer
Wilmington newborn photographer captures baby girl wrapped in white on purple fur wearing bow headband
baby girl in box wrapped in floral swaddle surrounded by peach fluff
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parents cuddle newborn girl in brightly colored nursery
parents hold baby girl in nursery during newborn session in wilmington
parents pose for photo with newborn daughter and two dogs on couch